Australian and New Zealand clinicians using 3Shape's flagship TRIOS intraoral scanner have now commenced submitting cases direct to Invisalign.
"We have a considerable number of our TRIOS customers who have been waiting for the green light from 3Shape to commence Invisalign case submission," said Belinda Muggleton from Dental Axess, who sells and supports 3Shape TRIOS in Australia and New Zealand. "Now that the final validation of the process is complete, we have been walking our pre-launch customers through their first TRIOS Invisalign cases and already seeing great results back.
"For Orthodontists, it is an elegant, cost-effective solution for Invisalign case submission and for general dentists, TRIOS also has a proven pedigree in creating digital impressions for use in restorative dentistry. In fact, it has quickly become the benchmark for the industry."
In October, Danish dentist, Dr Nimmi Holstein, became the first 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner user globally to submit a patient scan as part of the Invisalign case submission process and now we see local case submissions by Orthodontists in Australia and New Zealand.
3Shape announced earlier this year that TRIOS could be used for Invisalign case submissions upon completion of the final validation process with Align Technology, makers of the Invisalign system. That validation process is
As a result, Dr Holstein, a long time Invisalign provider and the first doctor to take the TRIOS for Invisalign online training program, became the first doctor to submit a TRIOS patient scan as part of the Invisalign case submission process.
"Having worked with Invisalign for a long time, it was important to me that I could continue working with Invisalign products, even after switching from PVS to a TRIOS intraoral scanner," Dr Holstein said. "3Shape and Align Technology are leaders in their respective fields and it is terrific that the two have worked together to make this happen. There are many doctors out there that will be very glad to know the connection is up and running."
To use your TRIOS scanner to send scans for Invisalign case submission, doctors need to first complete 3Shape's mandatory online training program. The program is open to all Invisalign providers using TRIOS Standard, TRIOS Color and TRIOS 3 and TRIOS 3 Mono models. Upon completion of the short program, TRIOS users can send scans for Invisalign case submission free of charge.
Participants in the TRIOS for Invisalign training program are being on-boarded in groups based on when they register, on a first come, first served basis. Registered doctors can expect a personal invite to the training program within the next six weeks.